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Continued: Readers Write: (June 3): Education blame, Justice Paul Anderson, Mini-Wheats, Sara Jane Olson, noise, 'talking points'

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Aural sensibility

It’s a loud, loud, loud, loud world

Does anyone value peace and quiet anymore?

To airline executives: Please retire your 40-year-old fleets and invest some money in newer, quieter aircraft (“Quieter jet engine attracts airlines’ interest,” May 31). To owners and operators of bars and restaurants, office buildings and retail establishments of every stripe: Who told you that you had to have music and TVs blaring 24/7? To Harley owners: Grow up. Enough said.

RON PEARSON, St. Paul

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‘Talking points’

Retire this tactic and just tell the truth

I’m so tired of “talking points.” They’re used by both sides as a way of avoiding a question that was asked by answering one that wasn’t. What’s wrong with the simple truth? If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember what you said.

JERRY LEPPART, Eden Prairie

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